Chesterville Painting Company & Director Found Guilty Of Disobeying Health & Safety Order

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Chesterville Painting Company & Director Found Guilty Of Disobeying Health & Safety Order

CORNWALL, ON, Dec. 6 - McKinley Equipment Ltd., of Chesterville was found guilty of disobeying a Ministry of Labour stop work order and was fined $25,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice. A company director was fined $10,000. During the trial, Justice of the Peace Linda Leblanc was told that on February 15, 2006, a ministry inspector issued a stop work order to the company located at 13210 River Rd., Chesterville. The company business paints machines for industrial, commercial and construction use and the order required no work be done in a painting room until certain safety modifications were made. Court heard this order was not followed, painting continued and a company director was aware the order was being contravened and, in fact, ordered painting to be done. Justice of the Peace Leblanc found McKinley Equipment Ltd. guilty on one count of failing to comply with an order issued by an inspector, contrary to section 66(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and imposed a $25,000 fine. Leblanc also convicted a company director, James McKinley, of failing, as a director, to take all reasonable care to ensure that the corporation complied with the stop work order, contrary to section 32(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The justice of the peace fined him $10,000. The court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge on each fine, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Court Information at a Glance ----------------------------- Location: Ontario Court of Justice, Courtroom 2 26 Pitt St., Cornwall, Ontario Judge: Justice of the Peace Linda Leblanc Date: December 4, 2007 Defendants: McKinley Equipment Ltd. Matter: Occupational Health & Safety ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disponible en français www.labour.gov.on.ca Contact Info For further information: Bruce Skeaff, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-7405; Neil Gobardhan, Crown Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-1321 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Bruce Skeaff, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-7405; Neil Gobardhan, Crown Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-1321